Valentine Meal (2019)

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 😁

Unusually, we’re a day late this year celebrating Valentine’s Day – an ageing father-in-law and a poorly sister-in-law were the focus of our attention on the actual day.

Another change this year was a bit of role-reversal! 😁

The girls (Ann and Valerie) did all the hard work and created a Valentine’s meal for David and I! And what a menu…

Valentine Menu 2019
Valentine Menu 2019
The Table’s ready!

Out came the food….

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..and what a fantastic meal it turned out to be. The combined cheffing-talents of our better-halves (according to my taste-buds anyway) made it even better than restaurant standard! Yummy!

What no red roses this year? Well, no, actually! As Ann and I are travelling to Australia in a few days, buying Ann a whole bunch of red-roses would have been a bit of a waste*, so I did the next best thing…  *by mutual agreement! 😊

Instead, to complete the romantic theme, I gave Ann one Valentine’s Card for every year we’ve been married, a single rose, a cuddly bear, a couple of Valentine glasses

..and to complete the evening, we chose a movie from Sky,Roman J Israel Esq starring Denzel Washington, but we gave up on it after 15 minutes – it just didn’t grab us!

Instead, we reverted back to (almost) live TV and the latest episode of Granchester!

By 10.15 we were all ‘Valentined-out’ and we called it a night. What an evening! Great food with great friends!


Valentine Meal 2017

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David and I got together to cook up a special Valentine Meal for our other halves – albeit, not on Valentine’s Day itself.

We’d done the planning and the shopping on Wednesday, so all that was left to do, was the cooking itself. No ready-meals here – and we actually visited a REAL Butcher too!

Valentine Meal 2017

I popped over to David’s at around 5pm and we did most of the preparation there – and by 6.30, we were almost ready.

Preparation: Eggs en Cocotte

Preparation: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Nearly there! Three hours later…

et Voilà!

Fair to say that Dessert went down well too!

Well, there weren’t any left-overs (so that’s a good sign!) and we finished off the evening with a Movie: this year it was the original ‘Sabrina’ from 1954 starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

David had thoughtfully picked up a couple of appropriate mugs for tea too!

A great evening!

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